The Kentucky Wildcats have the potential to have an outstanding season with the amount of talent they are returning.
However, one of the key players that they are returning on defense may be the guy that Kentucky can least afford to lose in 2020.
That player is DeAndre Square who is coming off a season where he totaled 69 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, an interception, and he forced a fumble.
After the 2019 season, the Wildcats saw linebacker Kash Daniel graduate, and will be without Chris Oats who is dealing with an undisclosed medical condition.
With the losses, Square is going to be key to the success of the defense in the middle of the field, making him the player that Kentucky can least afford to lose.
Justin Rowland of Rivals noted on Twitter that he has had several conversations that have him believing Square is “poised” to have huge season for the Cats, and that he is going to have to play A LOT.
The player Kentucky can least afford to lose in 2020 is DeAndre Square. From several conversations he seems poised to have a really big year and is going to need to play an awful lot.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) August 3, 2020
When you look at the roster for the 2020 season, inside linebacker might be the position that the Cats have the least amount of depth at, which is why Square is going to be playing a lot of snaps.
But even if Kentucky gets good play out of other backers, Square has shown enough in his first two years to think he’s primed for a big Year 3 in Lexington.